Samsung Galaxy Alpha unveiled, has a metal frame
There will be no shared spotlight at IFA then, Samsung unveiled the premium Samsung Galaxy Alpha weeks before the scheduled Galaxy Note 4 announcement.
The premium device has a metal frame exposed on the sides and a faux leather back similar to the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy Alpha is a preemptive strike against a bigger iPhone, it measures just 6.7mm thick and weighs 115g. It's other dimensions are 132.4 x 65.5, comparable to those of the Galaxy S5 mini.
The Alpha flagship packs a larger screen, however, a 4.7" Super AMOLED with 720p resolution. The phone's heart is an Exynos 5 Octa built up of four Cortex-A15 cores (1.8GHz) and four Cortex-A7 cores (1.3GHz). There's 2GB of RAM and 32GB of non-expandable storage.
It will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz on top including S Health and Ultra-low power mode. The phone will pack a fingerprint reader, heart-rate sensor and will be compatible with the Samsung Gear smartwatches.
The main camera is a 12MP shooter (it's not clear yet if it's ISOCELL or not) accompanied by a 2.1MP selfie camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha boasts LTE Cat. 6 connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 . All of that will be powered by a relatively small 1,860mAh battery. Color options include Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver and Scuba Blue.
The phone will launch in 150 countries in September. Info from Russia points to a September 12 launch at RUB 25,000 ($690 / €515) price tag. Keep in mind phone prices in Russia are typically higher than in most of the world.
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This phone is so sexy I cant wait to buy onebthe 3.5mm jack is a bit large for me but itll do for my activities, and the new amoled screen will be great for those saucy videos late at night
- 2014-08-15 10:48
We should not comment on battery life processing power, etc unless there are reviews outed. [Inoffensive] Tbh, Samsung's now putting herself at risk by putting such a small battery inside alpha. Logically, more power = less battery life ,so in my o...
- 2014-08-14 18:28
Yeah ofc juz jurk sammy around
- 2014-08-14 18:22